I am posting this to explain how 'hacks' in World of Tanks work. I will also be using this thread to direct people to when they complain about hacks ingame.
So here it is:
WoT is a server side game, which means all the information is stored on a big server at WG HQ or wherever it is. Now to hack the game you need to hack into this server, which is very difficult to do in the least. So lets say your a computer wizz and managed it, you now make your T1 Cunningham invisible from more than 10m away and the ability to 1 shot every tank ingame. Well done you have hacked the game.
Because the game is server side and all the info is on the server, now EVERY SINGLE T1 in the game has the same abilities as yours. So if someone else has it he can do the same things with it as you. its the same with rocks, if you made the rock invisible for you its invisible for everyone else, give your M4 sherman 500mm of armour and EVERY M4 sherman has 500mm of armour. This is why hacks arent used in this game.
Plus i give it 1 day max before WG realizes their server has been hacked and fixes it. And thats only if their lazing around all day doing nothing, or on strike.
So, in the bases of it, yes, you can 'hack' WoT. But it is extremely difficult and hacks do not work in the way that people want them to. Hence why people say there are no hacks in
Thank you for reading
EDIT: TalonV has written a good post on why trying to hack into the server is so hard, so i am pulling it into the OP so everyone can read it:
The amount of programming and coding to do what the OP is talking about, it's like writing a very HUGE program. Then dumping it into the system, assuming you get past the firewall, is going to be noticed. Maybe not right away, but during a server audit, IT WILL BE CAUGHT. You cannot dump that kind of malicious programming into a server and expect it not to be caught and purged, along with who did it be be permabanned.
If you don't understand that. With the time and energy it takes to hack a server like WoT, a real hacker could rip off a bunch of banks, never be caught until it was too late and have a crap ton of money.
Seriously guys, it's not ever worth while to top hackers to hack something like WoT when there is ZERO return.
Edited by Asassian7, Mar 19 2013 - 08:09.